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Bistro 234

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234 E Main St, Turlock, CA 95380-4534 (Center)
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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La Grange, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We often go to Bistro 234 with the gang from work...usually for holiday dinners & sometimes for smaller business lunches. The Spinach Salad is a go-to favorite!! With Pancetta,‎ herbed goat cheese, dried cranberries, capers, candied walnuts and grilled red onion in a sweet and savory dressing...it's almost a meal in itself. Buuuut...I usually have it in addition to the... More 

Thank 3SusanC3
Modesto, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I shared the French onion soup and chicken marsala. Both were absolutely delicious. Another friend ordered the Diana torte for dessert, and I kid you not, it was as big as her head!! Four of us shared it, and we still didn't finish the entire dessert! They sat us in a corner table in the back by... More 

Thank Diane B
Merced, California
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the more "upscale" restaurants in downtown Turlock, minus the pretentious vibe. I'd say the culinary choices are more American then French. Food was excellent!! My date had a steak they cooked beautifully & portions were for real people, not rabbits. Pricing is about average for a date night too. My only reason for giving them 4... More 

Thank CMitchell1989
Dos Palos, CA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We recently had a bridal shower in Bistro 234's wine room. It was fantastic! The staff was so accommodating, especially the manager Jayden. He got on a ladder and was hanging decorations from the ceiling for us. The food was delicious, extensive wine menu and amazing mixed drinks. Another very nice feature was the opportunity for everyone to order off... More 

Thank RobinM_DP
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

We went to Bistro 234 for lunch with family. Great local products and a wide variety of food on the menu. Mahi mahi was delicious, but depending on which dish you take some could be a pit smaller portoin. I would recommend asking them how big the portion is before you order, so you know what to expect.

Thank Maxine S
Central California
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52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We tried Bistro 234 on a Friday evening. No reservations. They had tables available outside, which was perfect for us. The wine list is impressive. We both had steaks for dinner and they were amazing. Full of flavor. We had the Key Lime Pie for dessert and it was fantastic! Nice atmosphere, attentive service. A gem in downtown Turlock!

Thank 3farmboys
Turlock, California, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

You cannot go wrong at the Bistro! Great drinks, great appetizers, food, and especially dessert. It is always busy, so make reservations or plan to make it worth the wait.

1 Thank Lori C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Lunch is pretty good. Dinner choices are odd. Do not do the steak unless you prefer a steak placed on top of mashed potatoes with the blood running through it. I could barely eat it. Salads at lunch are good. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Christine V
Turlock, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I visited Bistro234 in the week following Christmas of 2015. The food was amazing! I had a shrimp and pasta dish, and my date had a steak. The atmosphere seemed a bit "confused" but in a unique quirky kind of way - it had the ambiance of a romantic Italian restaurant, but the background music was pop... More 

Thank Josiah J
Atwater, California, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

If you want a nice restaurant where you will be waited on with attention to detail and an excellent meal... This is the place to take your family or that special someone! I've dined here five times now, and every time I was impressed by my experience from start to finish. Fantastic menu with something for everyone. Great wine list.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
American, French
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 E Main St, Turlock, CA 95380-4534
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Turlock
  • Phone Number: 209-668-4234
Bistro 234 is honored to have recently earned the prestigious Wine Spectator's 2012 Award of Excellence. Located in the center of historic downtown Turlock, Bistro 234 offers a dining experience that is sure to foster great memories. The fun atmosphere, high ceilings, heated patio and vibrant colors pair well with the eclectic cuisine of our talented Executive Chef, LeRoy Walker. At Bistro 234, we love to share our passion for food and dining with seasonal New American and French-influenced cooking. Bistro 234 is the ideal place to host your event, be it large or small. The Cellar is available for exclusive dining.

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